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Six monuments / historical sites in North Eastern States identified for listing under World Heritage Site

New Delhi: As many as 6 monuments/historical sites in the North Eastern states have been identified tentatively for listing under World Heritage Site.

Details of monuments/sites identified/placed under tentative list for listing under world heritage in the north eastern states are given below:

  1. Apatani Cultural Landscape, Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India
  3. Moidams – the Mound – Burial System of the Ahom Dynasty, Assam
  4. Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
  5. River Island of Majuli in midstream of Brahmaputra River in Assam
  6. Thembang Fortified Village, Arunachal Pradesh

A total of 83 monuments/sites of the North-Eastern States are centrally protected under the Archaeological Survey of India.

Expenditure incurred on centrally protected monuments / sites in north eastern region of the country (state- wise) during the last three years

Sl.No. Name of State Expenditure (Rupees in lakhs)
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
1. Arunachal Pradesh 1.50 7.95 16.97
2. Assam 198.85 379.13 234.92
3. Manipur 11.46 6.73 0.66
3. Meghalaya 13.85 7.14 Nil
4. Mizoram Nil 0.55 17.54
5. Nagaland 14.50 1.86 19.28
6. Tripura 28.42 48.72 63.46
7. Sikkim 36.71 18.66 11.86
Total Amount 305.29 470.74 364.69

This information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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